Best of the Best

By on 28th September in Home Inspiration

That is it! The first series of Garden ER is over and what a fantastic bunch of garden makeovers and celebrity gardens across Britain now officially finished.

Not only that, but the end of Garden ER means this is the final week of the ‘Best in Show’ competition on

Just for fun, here is my top 5 ‘Best in Show‘ gardens!

In 5th place it is…Anna Chambers!

Anna Chambers

I liked her simple pond with potted flowers bordering to add some gorgeous colour. Anna and her husband have never done any gardening before, so to create this little beauty is a good accomplishment. Well done!

In 4th place is….Karen Read!

karen Read

I have mentioned before how much I liked her garden, so it gives me great pleasure to tell you again how lovely it is. This is another garden with a pond, but this one is a lot bigger, surrounded by gorgeous pinks, purples and blues and a little fountain in the middle to create the relaxing trickling of water. I can imagine it being a very relaxing garden.

In 3rd place is….Janet Paggett!

Janet Paggett

Not only is this part of her garden gorgeous, but it has a real meaning behind it to. Her husband died 5 years ago and his ashes were scattered here and turned into a memorial.

In 2nd place is….Maureen Davies!

Maureen Davies

Her decked balcony gives a great view of her lush green grass, draping trees and contemporary plant pots. The flower bed running through the middle of the garden brings colour and life to the main garden area, while a post with bird feed containers brings wildlife to the balcony. This picture also makes it look a bit jungle-like with the bushes around the edge. Lovely!

My favourite, number 1 garden is…Wendy Ratcliffe!!

Wendy Ratcliffe

This garden has everything to make the perfect garden. There is a lawn for laying in the hot summer sun, a bench on the decking for chilling with a glass of wine on a warm evening and it is all pruned and defined amazingly. The vast array of flowers on display offer you subtle blue hanging baskets, lipstick red roses and lemon yellows in the pots. I would be proud to have this perfectly structured garden and applaud the effort that has gone into maintaining this stunning garden.

A big thank you to all who entered the ‘Best in Show’ competition, each one was divine in it’s own way and everyone at Anglian Home Improvements has loved seeing each of them.

So, 8 episodes later and what have we all learnt? What was your favourite garden makeover?

For me I have learnt loads! I got my hands dirty in Birmingham when Bonnie taught me how to pot plants, I now know how to make the best fat balls for the birds and there are no more cats doing their business in my flower beds! Gardening was a whole new world to me, something I had never done before, so this series has filled me with motivation and inspiration to sort my garden out.

Children's garden

My favourite garden from the whole series would have to be the one from episode 6 with the children’s playhouse and stunning patio area, complete with the big black sail and the macho BBQ. I thought it was a fabulous garden, it was simple, great for kids (and with 6 siblings ideal for me) and had the adult area with sophisticated furniture to complete the outdoor space. Outstanding work by the Garden Angels, you really have done a great job this series and I look forward to the possibility of a second series! 🙂

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